Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Fundraising Activities

 

Amsterdam Marathon & Half Marathon | Barcelona Half Marathon | Ben Nevis Challenge September 2014 | Berlin Marathon | Boston Marathon 2015 | Chicago Marathon | Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon | Great North Run 2014 | Kilimanjaro Challenge Trek | London Marathon 2015 | Paris Marathon 2015 | Superdrive Challenge | TCS New York City Marathon | Think Pink Skydive | Tokyo Marathon 2015

 

Amsterdam Marathon & Half Marathon

Amsterdam Marathon & Half Marathon


Dates Available
19 Oct 2014

Run one of Europe's top marathons and experience the sights and sounds of the beautiful city of Amsterdam.

There is also a half marathon and a 7.5k available for those who don't wish to run the full marathon course. 

In conjunction with Sports Travel International our tour departs Dublin on Friday, returning on Monday evening. Accommodation is in an excellent 3 star centrally located hotel.

Guaranteed race entry.

Contact emmamcardle@cancerfocusni.org for more information or to register

Barcelona Half Marathon

Barcelona Half Marathon


Dates Available
15 Feb 2015

Barcelona is the capital of the mediterranean, an exciting and cosmopolitan city which is also famous for its gothic, art nouveau and contemporary architecture.

The half marathon course is flat and is on loop around the city centre. The course is a certified half marathon. It passes through historic Plaza Catalunya and down the Ramblas, whose central promenade is the heart of the old city. The route also passes the rejuvenated port area and runs by the Olympic village and stadium. The race starts at 9.00am and the time limit is 2hrs 30mins.

In conunction with Sports Travel International we offer a 3 night package in a superb, centrally located 4 star hotel.

Contact emmamcardle@cancerfocusni.org for more information or to register for this event.

Ben Nevis Challenge September 2014

Ben Nevis Challenge September 2014


Dates Available
5 Sep 2014

CANCER FOCUS NORTHERN IRELAND'S SIGNATURE EVENT

5 - 7  September 2014

Registration: £50 and then Minimum Sponsorship: £600


The ‘Ben’ sits majestically at the head of Loch Linnhe, its presence dominating the landscape from all corners of Fort William and Lochaber. At 4,408ft / 1,344m, there are spectacular views over the Western Isles of Scotland.

Climb the 4,408ft of Ben Nevis, Uk's highest mountain,amongst some of the most beautiful and dramatic scenery in the world, all under the supervision of highly trained mountain guides.

Your travel to Fortwilliam via ferry and coach, 2nights twin sharing accommodation in the Ben Nevis Hotel and meals at hotel; are included in your minimum sponsorship.

Berlin Marathon

Berlin Marathon


Dates Available
28 Sep 2014

28th September 2014

The BMW Berlin Marathon is one of the world’s greatest marathons, with 40,000 entries expected from 100 countries in 2014. The course is flat, asphalted, traffic-free and fast – in fact the fastest course in the world. In 2013 Wilson Kipsang of Kenya broke the world record (previously set in Berlin in 2011 by Patrick Makau) with a new time of 2:03:23. The finish line closes after 6hrs 15mins. Berlin is one of the 6 World Marathon Majors, the Grand Slam events of marathon running.

In conjunction with Sports Travel International we offer 3 nights Fri-Mon at an excellent 4**** central hotel, guaranteed entry and guide services. Extra nights are available on request.

 

Contact emmamcardle@cancerfocusni.org to register for this event!

Boston Marathon 2015

Boston Marathon 2015


Dates Available
20 Apr 2015

Run the Boston 2015 Marathon - one of the World Marathon Majors.

 

The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing event. It is the spiritual home of the mass marathon - the oldest race and for many people still the bewst.

The historic marathon course is lined by almoxst a million cheering spectators. 

In conjunction with Sports Travel International we offer 4 nights Fri-Tues at an excellent Boston City Centre hotel, close to the marathon finish in the lively heart of the city. Guaranteed entry and guide services.

A qualifying time or previous marathon experience is not necessary, but there is a time limit of 6 hours.

Contact emmamcardle@cancerfocusni.org for more information or to register for this event.

Chicago Marathon

Chicago Marathon


Dates Available
12 Oct 2014

12th October 2014

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is one of the best in the world and the city itself is full of life – one of America’s greatest.  Up to 45,000 runners take part in the marathon and over one and a half million spectators line the route, cheering on every runner. The course winds through 29 ethnic districts and the finish line at Grant Park closes after six and a half hours. The Chicago Marathon is one of the 6 World Marathon Majors.

In conjunction with Sports Travel International we offer 4 nights Fri-Tue at an excellent 4**** central hotel, close to the marathon start and finish

To register for this event contact emmamcardle@cancerfocusni.org

Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon

Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon


Dates Available
14 Sep 2014

The 2nd Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 14th September 2014, starting at 9am from the King's Hall Pavilion and finishing at the same location.

Over 4,000 participants took part in the inaugural event in 2013 so why not take part this year and soak up the amazing atmosphere on the day aswell as raise funds for your local Cancer Champion.

All you have to do it register your place at http://www.belfastcityhalfmarathon.net/

Then get in touch with Emma McArdle at events@cancerfocusni.org or call 028 9066 3281 to request your special half marathon fundraising pack!

Great North Run 2014

Great North Run 2014


Dates Available
7 Sep 2014

7th September 2014

Join over 50,000 runners/walkers in Newcastle Upon Tyne and participate in the world’s most popular half marathon and aim to be the 1 MILLIONTH person to cross the finish line. 

This event is geared towards beginners as well as experienced runners but whatever your ability you will be sure to have an amazing time!

In conjunction with Sports Travel International, we can offer 2 sponsorship packages, both of which include two night’s twin sharing accommodation in Newcastle city centre.

With a Cancer Focus Northern Ireland representative on hand throughout the weekend and a brilliant race atmosphere, this is a weekend event to remember!

Two Sponsorship Packages Available:

Option 1 - £710.00
Race Entry
2 Nights Twin Sharing Accommodation
Return Coach & Ferry Transport from Belfast
Cancer Focus Northern Ireland Rep available throughout weekend

Option 2- £650.00
Race Entry
2 Nights Twin Sharing Accommodation
Arrange your own transport – Flights etc.
Cancer Focus Northern Ireland Rep available throughout weekend

(**We are unable to offer an entry only package**)

Kilimanjaro Challenge Trek

Kilimanjaro Challenge Trek


Dates Available
13 Oct 2014

13th - 24th October 2014

Standing at an impressive 5,895m, Mount Kilimanjaro is one of Africa's best sights, the world's highest free standing mountain and also, one of the world's 7 highest continental summits.

Walking the less travelled Machame Route, our path takes us from the base of this huge dormant volcano, over moorland and rocky trails to the glaciers at the summitt. This route gives trekkers the most intoxicating views and as it's slightly longer, it allows greater time for acclimatisation, thus increasing the chances of summitt success.

Whilst this trek is suitable for people of all ages with a great sense of adventure, it will be very challenging and requires a good level of fitness and training.

You will be trekking for 7 days over various terrain in varying weather conditions.

London Marathon 2015

London Marathon 2015


Dates Available
26 Apr 2015

Run the London Marathon 2015 - one of the World Marathon Majors.

 

With over 35,000 runners taking to the streets of the capital and over 1 million spectators along the marathon route, the London Marathon is the most exciting running event in the calendar year and one not to be missed!

The marathon starts at 9.30am from Blackheath and runs through many famous London districts and past many landmarks, including the Cutty Sark and the Tower of London. As we have partnered up with the official tour operator we have an allocation of marathon entries so we can GUARANTEE your place in the 'marathon of a lifetime' regardless of your previous marathon times. 

All entries are sold as part of a full tour package which includes:

- Return flights

- 2 or 3 nights accommodation 

- Coach transfer to race start from the hotel.

- Services of your Sports Travel Guides

- The security of a fully licensed and bonded travel agency

- Cancer Focus fundraising pack with free running vest

Entries are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Contact emmamcardle@cancerfocusni.org for more infomation or to register for this event. 

Paris Marathon 2015

Paris Marathon 2015


Dates Available
12 Apr 2015

Why not visit the world's most romantic city and take in the marathon aswell? 

The Paris Marathon is a unique opportunity to discover the city whilst participating in one of the most exciting races over the mythical distance of 26 miles.

The Paris Marathon, one of the world's biggest and best, starts at 8.45am at the world-famous Champs Elysees. The personal challenge of the race also combines with a visit of the city, as the runners hit the streets in the most prestigious of thoroughfares and squares.

In conjunction with Sports Travel International we offer 3 nights in an excellent central Paris hotel and guaranteed entry.

Why not bring your partner or friends along? We also have non-runner places available.

Contact emmamcardle@cancerfocusni.org for more information or to register.

Superdrive Challenge

Superdrive Challenge


Dates Available
27 Sep 2014

27th September 2014

Registration: £100 and then raise as much as you can!!

Have you got the ‘need for speed’? Or are you just looking for a ‘wheely’ fun way to raise cash for a good cause?

We're looking for individuals or teams of ten to join a celebrity Team Captain in vying for the coveted title of 'Cancer Focus Superdrive Motorsport Challenge Champion 2014'!

Join us and your celebrity Team Captain at Superdrive Motorsport Centre from 9:30am to 6pm on Saturday 27th September to undertake FIVE challenging Motorsports challenges including:

-Go Karting
-Rally Driving
-4x4 Off Road Driving
-Mini-Digger challenge
-Guider Challenge

Lunch, snack & team t-shirt will be provided on the day.

Cost: £100 registration for the day & then raise as much as you can! iPad up for grabs for the highest fundraiser

 

TCS New York City Marathon

TCS New York City Marathon


Dates Available
2 Nov 2014

2nd November 2014

Challenge yourself to run 26.2 miles and participate in the spectacular TCS New York City Marathon.  Our sponsorship package includes:

  • Return flights from Belfast to New York, all taxes included
  • 5 Night's accommodation at the Westin New York Grand Central Hotel
  • Transport for runners to start of race
  • Guaranteed Race Entry
  • Celebration Dinner at a typical Manhattan Venue
  • Travel Insurance - covers for marathon participation
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • Cancer Focus Northern Ireland Running Vest & fundraising expertise

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment - all tour arrangements and guaranteed race entry provided by Sports Travel International

 

 

Think Pink Skydive

Think Pink Skydive


Dates Available
25 Oct 2014

This October we are asking Girls to be Brave and take the leap for Cancer Focus!

Take part in our Think Pink Skydive on Saturday 25th October to have fun but to also raise money to fund our pioneering breast cancer research at Queen’s University, Belfast. 

All money raised from this event will be invested in local research led by Cancer Focus Research Fellow Dr Kienan Savage that focuses on both the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.

This research has the potential to make an enormous difference to the lives of many local women, that’s why the money you raise is so important – we couldn’t do it without you! 

Registration: £50 and suggested minimum sponsorship applies

This will be the challenge of a lifetime and you will make some everlasting memories whilst turning the sky pink for Cancer Focus.

For more information or to sign up for the Think Pink Skydive please get in touch with Emma on 028 9068 0771 or at events@cancerfocusni.org

Tokyo Marathon 2015

Tokyo Marathon 2015


Dates Available
22 Feb 2015

Run the Tokyo Marathon 2015 - one of the World Marathon Majors.

 

The Tokyo Marathon is a hugely popular international marathon with numbers capped at 35,500. Last year about 300,000 applied fot the event and 90% did not get in. However, as we are partnering up with the offical Irish tour operator we can guarantee your place on the start line.

The marathon starts at 9.10am at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building in Shinjuku district and makes its way to lidabashi, the Imperial Palace, Hibaya, Shinagawa, Ginza, Nihonbashi, Asakusa Kaminarimon and Tsukiji before finishing at the Tokyo Big Sight, one of Japan's leading exhibition and convention centres in Ariake district.

In conjunction with Sports Travel International we offer an excellent hotel which is very central and ideal for exploring the wonders of Tokyo. Our travel packages include guaranteed race entry, accommodation, sightseeing tours and more.

Time limit - 7 hours

Contact emmamcardle@cancerfocusni.org for more information or to register for this event.


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